Native Birds Of Nz Poster

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Barcode 9421064003546
9421064003546

Local Description

This 1901 poster depicts native birds of the New Zealand forest and wetlands. The colourful kea, a mountain parrot, is at the centre. Some of the birds – including t??, bellbird, fantail and kingfisher – are still quite common. The yellowhead and fernbird are more scarce, and local knowledge may be needed to find them. Several others – including the stitchbird now only survive in pest-free sanctuaries. Others – the piopio and bush wren – have become extinct since this poster was painted.

Description

The image used in this poster is a cromolithograph (c. 1900) by William Shaw Diedrich Schmidt. The birds in Schmidt's work were based on the artwork of J.G Keulemans in Walter Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand.

Size: 755mm x 449mm (portrait)



The image used in this poster is a cromolithograph (c. 1900) by William Shaw Diedrich Schmidt. The birds in Schmidt's work were based on the artwork of J.G Keulemans in Walter Buller's A History of the Birds of New Zealand.


 


Size: 755mm x 449mm (portrait)


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